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Review of SP&S 700 Homecoming Excursion Video DVD

If you were able to see only one preserved 4-8-4 in your lifetime, No. 700 is the classic you'd want to see. If you were only to own one 4-8-4 video, this is the one!

Here's America's classic 4-8-4 design roaring once again over the classic route - the tunnel-laden, rock-faced trackage of the former Spokane, Portland & Seattle main line along the scenic Columbia River. Using five camera crews, Goodheart Productions captures every aspect of No. 700's epic excursion run over "home rails" in April 2001. Here's the thundering variety of river-overlook, trackside, pacing, helicopter views and exclusive cab-ride scenes you've come to expect from Goodheart Productions.

Running time 52 minutes

Overall rating for this DVD? 5 Star Excellent
4 Star Very Good
3 Star Good
2 Star Fair
1 Star Poor

The rest is optional but appreciated.

In your opinion, how was the narration level? There was no narration.
Just enough.
Could have used more.
A little too much.
Way too much.
Narration can be turned off.

Aside from the content of the DVD, how would you rate the image quality (sharpness, camera steadiness, etc)? Poor.
A little rough around the edges.

How would you rate the VALUE of this video? Overpriced for the amount of enjoyment I got out of it.
Seemed a little high, but not too bad.
Good value.
Excellent value!

Last question. Would you recommend this DVD to others? Definitely not!
Not unless they REALLY were interested in the subject matter.
A "Must Have"!

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